Chris was born and raised in Ecuador, and has served as a missionary teacher in Quito since 2001. Chris is the founder and director of the Discovery Internacional foundation, as well as Discovery Academy Jr. and Discovery Academy. He has a passion for kids, and sharing the gospel message through Christ-centered education and loving discipleship. Chris felt called to create a space where children could learn about the Lord while receiving an excellent English education. His passion for this mission is the driving force behind the rapid growth and direction of the ministry.
Isabel Sylva Vice-Director
Isabel was born and raised in Quito, Ecuador, and has served as a teacher and missionary to Quito for 16 years. She helped to found Discovery Academy Jr and Discovery Academy. She has a passion for teaching, and leading little ones to the Lord through her example and guidance. She faithfully pours into the lives of many little ones including her own two young children through the Discovery Internacional ministries.
Kristin Sylva Coordinator
God led Kristin to Quito, Ecuador to serve as a missionary after graduating college with a degree in Elementary Education. She has served as a missionary teacher since 2011, including helping to lead Discovery Academy Jr, and Discovery Academy. She is a mother of three young girls, and loves using the platform of education to share the love of Christ with young ones and their families.